Al-Mohsen Engineering Co., Qatar invests heavily in Powerscreen plant
First publishedin Aggregates Business International
Al-Mohsen Engineering Co. has invested significantly in Powerscreen crushing and screening plants in order to satisfy incessant demand for aggregate for Qatar's ambitious road building projects
A major Qatari company has invested heavily in Powerscreen rock crushing and screening solutions in order to meet aggressive demand for aggregates from huge local industry players involved in some of the country’s biggest road development programmes in decades.
Having initially purchased and been impressed with a Chieftain 2100X mobile screen and Trakpactor 500 impact crusher, Al-Mohsen Engineering Co., one of Qatar’s leading aggregates suppliers to major construction companies, recently returned to local Powerscreen distributor Arabian Agencies Co. (ARACO) to hear what other Powerscreen models they could offer to meet their customers’ growing demand for quality aggregates. They were clearly pleased with what they heard, as Al-Mohsen has now taken delivery of two further Trakpactor 500 impact crushers and a Trakpactor 320 impactor, two Chieftain 2100X screens and a Warrior 2100 heavy-duty scalping screen.
“The machines are excellent, we have had a great experience with Powerscreen. The equipment can sustain intense and heavy work for long hours and is very productive. We find the Trakpactor 500 impactor easy to operate and to service when required,” said operations manager for Al-Mohsen, Mohamad Naji. “The efficiency, productivity and uptime of the Powerscreen equipment has a huge impact on our daily activity and allows us to meet the needs of our clients on time, which is the ultimate goal.”
During a recent visit to the site in Qatar where the Powerscreen equipment is working, Stephen McCartney, the company’s international sales director, said: “Powerscreen has had a strong track record in Qatar and in the wider Middle East region for many years where our machines are well-known and well-respected. The considerable investment by Al-Mohsen and the positive feedback they have provided since taking delivery of their machines serves to underline this. A strong relationship with our customers and distributors is important to us. We want to make sure that customers get high-quality machines which are delivered on time. We are proud that our equipment is working in the construction of some of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in the region, the legacy of which will last for many decades.”
Al-Mohsen has provided essential materials to the J&P Group construction company for use in their ongoing Orbital Highway & Truck Road project which is expected to reach completion in 2017. The Orbital Road project will create a vital North – South connection which bypasses Doha City; thus reducing traffic and congestion within the Qatari capital. The J&P Group are responsible for the design and construction of 45km and eight lanes of road network including four major interchanges and all related overpass/underpass structures.
Stephen McCartney (pictured third from left), Powerscreen's international sales manager, at the delivery of the new Trakpactor 320 to Al-Mohsen Engineering Co.
The feed material for the machines is excavated limestone boulders which are transported from Lusail, north-east of Doha, to the road construction site where Al-Mohsen’s Powerscreen plant is working for 20hours/day. The Powerscreen machines are configured to deliver aggregates of 0-70mm and 0-50mm, and the plant reaches 7,000 tonnes of crushed and screened material/day. In addition to the J&P Group, Al-Mohsen also provide services to other major players such as Midmac, Al Darwish Company, Al Badr Group, Doha Logistics, ATM Group, Bin Tawar and Yuksel Midmac. Al-Mohsen also supply aggregates to the China Harbour Engineering Company for their contract in the development of the major East West Corridor project. When the East West Corridor is finished it will provide important strategic links with southern Doha and will connect the Orbital Highway & Truck Road and the new Hamad International Airport.
Naji added: “The support we receive from ARACO, especially from the sales and customer support teams is highly commendable. With the excellent performance of our machines, Al-Mohsen is now considered mature in our business field in the Qatari market.”
ARACO has been a Powerscreen distributor since 2009 and is a leading provider of commercial equipment in Qatar, backed by strategic investments and a strong product portfolio. Speaking of the projects in which Al-Mohsen is involved, Antoine Azar, general manager for ARACO, said: “We have a very strong working relationship with all of our customers. Our technical and customer support is one of our business’s core strengths, and we enjoy seeing our customers succeed. We are very proud to be involved in the construction of such important infrastructure for Qatar.”